Pancreatic cancer is a dreadful disease. Even in rich countries, only about 4% of those (1) ---- with it are still alive after five years. In America it is the third-most-common cause of cancer deaths among women, after lung and breast cancer, whereas among men it is fourth, after lung, prostate and colorectal cancer. It is unfortunate that there has been just (2) ---- progress in treating it for more than a quarter of a century. The reason (3) ---- pancreatic cancer is so deadly is that it metastasizes (4) ----. This spreading of secondary tumors around the body damages other organs and has (5) ---- impossible to stop.


A) who have diagnosed
B) diagnosed
C) are diagnosed
D) which are diagnosed
E) diagnosing


A) some of
B) little
C) several
D) a little
E) a great deal


A) which
B) of which
C) that
D) in that
E) for why


A) quickly
B) voluntarily
C) generously
D) negligibly
E) sarcastically


A) come
B) brought
C) taken
D) treated
E) proved